SAN FRANCISCO, July 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- FANDOM, the global entertainment destination powered by fan passion, today announced that it has completed an acquisition of Screen Junkies and its entities, purchasing the brand from Defy Media. Screen Junkies is the leading YouTube channel for movie and television fans, and home to the iconic series, 'Honest Trailers'. The brand delivers pop culture parody, original series, entertainment news, and commentary, all through the lens of the fan on Screen Junkies and Screen Junkies News channels. Screen Junkies' channels boast more than eight million subscribers and over two billion views, while FANDOM attracts an audience of almost 200 million monthly global uniques*.
"FANDOM is always exploring ways to best connect fans with their fandoms," said FANDOM Chief Content Officer Dorth Raphaely. "Screen Junkies is a fantastic brand that has connected and resonated with fans through its creative, fun and authentic content. We identified a great opportunity to bring Screen Junkies into the FANDOM family and together we look forward to celebrating movies, TV and video games in diverse ways."
With this key acquisition, FANDOM continues its investment in developing premium video experiences for fans. In doing so, fans will be provided with more opportunities to consume the type of content they love and Screen Junkies is known for.
"The Screen Junkies team is excited to embark on this new chapter and join the FANDOM family," said Screen Junkies General Manager Michael Chiang. "There is incredible natural alignment between FANDOM and Screen Junkies, as we share the same DNA in creating content that reflects fans' passion. FANDOM is the most comprehensive source for entertainment fans and with its reach, we see immense growth opportunity for Screen Junkies."
FANDOM's global video team has presence in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and London.
FANDOM is number one among People 13-49 spanning Teens, Young Adults, Millennials and Adults**. For more information about FANDOM, visit: www.fandom.com and @getfandom. For more information about Screen Junkies, visit: youtube.com/screenjunkies.
*Source: 198.3 million uniques, Google Analytics January 2018; 176.9 million uniques, Quantcast January 2018 **Source: comScore Media Metrix, Jan 2018, U.S. Multi-Platform Desktop 2+ and Mobile 13+. Composition Rank Among comScore Top 100
About FANDOM: Wikia, Inc.'s FANDOM is a global digital entertainment destination powered by fan passion. Driven by a mission to make fans better fans, FANDOM is a home to explore, contribute to and celebrate the world of pop culture through comprehensive fan-expert knowledge, news and feature-based multi-platform content, and discussion.
FANDOM is available at fandom.com and at fans' fingertips through a personalized FANDOM app on iOS and Android. FANDOM has a global audience of almost 200 million monthly uniques (Google Analytics, Quantcast, January 2018) and represents more than 400,000 communities.
FANDOM operates internationally with offices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Sydney, Germany, Singapore and Poland.
About Screen Junkies: Screen Junkies is the home to two-time Emmy Nominated series Honest Trailers, with a vibrant online community celebrating TV and film through fun, satirical, and informative daily original programming. With a massive and engaged audience of over 10 million fans and over 2 billion lifetime views, Screen Junkies covers all the fan's curiosities in a unique and HONEST way.